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Jamaican world champions Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake proved they are the fastest two sprinters on the planet with devastating performances in the Diamond League meeting in Brussels on Friday.

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Gay edges out Powell in 100m sprint finaleupdated: Sun Sep 13 2009 11:40:00

American Tyson Gay produced a blistering finish to edge out Asafa Powell and take victory in the 100 meters at the World Athletics final in Thessaloniki.

Awesome Bolt crushes rivals in Brussels 200mupdated: Fri Sep 04 2009 17:41:00

Jamaican Usain Bolt continued his remarkable summer by producing another awesome performance to win the 200 meters at the Golden League meeting in Brussels on Friday.

Trio eye $1m jackpot in Golden League finaleupdated: Fri Sep 04 2009 08:21:00

Russia's Yelena Isinbayeva, Kenenisa Bekele of Ethiopia and U.S. star Sanya Richards will be competing for a $1 million jackpot in the final Golden League meeting of the season in Brussels on Friday.

Bekele completes world championship doubleupdated: Sun Aug 23 2009 16:27:00

Kenenisa Bekele once again laid claim to being the greatest distance runner in history by completing the 5000 - 10,000 meters double at the world championships in Berlin.

Legend Bekele powers to fourth world titleupdated: Mon Aug 17 2009 16:14:00

Ethiopian legend Kenenisa Bekele secured his fourth successive men's 10,000 meter world title with another gold medal winning performance at the World Athletics Championships in Berlin.

Gebremariam wins world cross for Ethiopiaupdated: Sat Mar 28 2009 12:52:00

Gebre-egziabher Gebremariam kept the men's individual title at the world cross country championships in Ethiopia after winning a sprint finish to Saturday's championship in Jordan.

Gebrselassie breaks own marathon recordupdated: Sun Sep 28 2008 11:35:00

Ethiopian distance running legend Haile Gebrselassie broke his own world record for the marathon for the second successive year in Berlin on Sunday.

SI.com: Tim Layden: 12 final thoughts from the track at the Beijing Gamesupdated: Tue Aug 26 2008 19:43:00

Some back-in-the-U.S, jet-legged final thoughts after the Olympic track meet in Beijing:

Bekele joins Dibaba in taking double goldupdated: Sat Aug 23 2008 16:57:00

Ethiopia's Kenenisa Bekele emulated female compatriot Tirunesh Dibaba in claiming a rare long-distance double when he won the Olympic men's 5000m to add to his 10,000m crown.

SI.com: Brian Cazeneuve: Lagat back to his old self; more respect for Boltupdated: Wed Aug 20 2008 14:42:00

BEIJING -- Bernard Lagat looked like his old self again on Wednesday night. Granted, it was only a semifinal heat of the 5,000 meters, but after failing to qualify earlier in the week for the final of the 1,500, a race he called his priority, Lagat needed a good showing in the 5,000 semis -- maybe to boost his confidence, maybe to regain his form.

SI.com: Richard Deitsch: Daily Briefing, Aug. 16updated: Sat Aug 16 2008 19:18:00

Well, there's always 48 Hours Mystery on CBS, and ABC appears to be showing another can't-miss episode of Eli Stone. Of course, if you're reading this, it's a safe bet you'll be watching the Michael Phelps coronation. If Phelps and his teammates win the 4x100 medley relay (bet the house, the vacation house and all your other possessions on it), he will become the all-time leader in gold medals in a single games with eight. The scheduled time of the race is 10:58 p.m., the final event of the swimming program in Beijing. "The U.S. should win unless something goes wrong," says Sports Illustrated's Brian Cazeneuve. "But keep in mind that the last time they swam this event at a major competition -- the world championships in 2007 -- something went very wrong. The team was disqualified because of an illegal exchange. Barring that, I just don't think there is a team with four swimmers at the level of the U.S."

The running manupdated: Thu Jul 10 2008 12:35:00

At home in Ethiopia. The running man talks family, business and charity.

The greatest runner of them allupdated: Thu Jul 10 2008 12:35:00

Some athletes earn the right to be considered a sporting legend. Few, in truth, are truly deserving of such an honor. But there can be no quarrel over the greatness of Ethiopia's Haile Gebrselassie who, in a career spanning 16 years, has redefined the art of long-distance running.

Bekele breaks world two-mile recordupdated: Sat Feb 16 2008 15:59:00

Ethiopia's Kenenisa Bekele broke the two-mile world record at an international indoor meeting in Birmingham on Saturday.

Bekele claims 10,000m title trebleupdated: Mon Aug 27 2007 02:15:00

Ethiopia's Kenenisa Bekele powered to his third successive 10,000 meters world title with a pulsating victory on Monday.

Bekele changes mind over competingupdated: Wed Mar 07 2007 07:38:00

Five-times double champion Kenenisa Bekele has changed his mind about competing at the world cross country championships later this month and has been added to the Ethiopian team.

Bekele breaks indoor 2000m recordupdated: Sat Feb 17 2007 17:27:00

Kenenisa Bekele of Ethiopia set a world best for the indoor 2,000 meters of four minutes, 49.99 seconds at the Norwich Union Grand Prix on Saturday, beating a nine-year-old mark of Haile Gebrselassie.

Shaheen shines in IAAF World Cupupdated: Sun Sep 17 2006 14:58:00

Europe and Russia took the team titles at the IAAF World Cup but the second day of competition belonged to Qatar-based Saif Saaeed Shaheen and Sanya Richards of the U.S. who completed competition doubles.

Gay runs third fastest 200m ever updated: Sun Sep 10 2006 11:23:00

Tyson Gay equaled the third fastest time ever run in the 200 meters to clinch victory in 19.68 seconds on the closing day of the world athletics final on Sunday.

Powell cruises to Bislett victoryupdated: Fri Jun 02 2006 16:21:00

Jamaican sprinter Asafa Powell threw down the gauntlet once again in his much-hyped duel with American Justin Gatlin at the Bislett Games.

Bekele completes a record doubleupdated: Sun Apr 02 2006 05:31:00

Ethiopian Kenenisa Bekele completed a historic double by storming to the men's 12-kilometer title at the world cross country championships in Fukuoka on Sunday and then declared that he would not be back.

Bekele secures fifth straight winupdated: Sat Apr 01 2006 07:05:00

Ethiopia's Kenenisa Bekele powered to his fifth straight men's 4km title at the world cross country championships on Saturday.

Niklaus clinches first major titleupdated: Sun Mar 12 2006 08:58:00

Germany's Andre Niklaus snatched the world indoor heptathlon title by five points from American Bryan Clay at the Olympiysky Stadium in Moscow on Sunday.

Liu Xiang win delights home crowdupdated: Sat Sep 17 2005 11:12:00

Olympic champion Liu Xiang swept to victory in the 110 meters hurdles in front of his home crowd at the Shanghai Grand Prix.

Golden glory at last for Radcliffeupdated: Sun Aug 14 2005 09:58:00

Paula Radcliffe put her Athens disappointment firmly behind her by winning the world marathon title in a championship record of two hours, 20 minutes and 57 seconds in Helsinki on Sunday.

Bekele retains world 10,000m titleupdated: Mon Aug 08 2005 13:21:00

Olympic champion and world record holder Kenenisa Bekele of Ethiopia retained the world 10,000 meters title in Helsinki, Finland, on Monday.

Bekele wants to skip world 5,000mupdated: Fri Aug 05 2005 11:03:00

Ethiopian world record holder Kenenisa Bekele does not want to run in the 5,000 meters at the world championships next week, his agent has said.

Gebrselassie on the road to Londonupdated: Sun Jan 30 2005 12:47:00

Ethiopian star Haile Gebrselassie made a winning return to top class action with victory in the Almeria half marathon in Spain on Sunday as he targets the London Marathon.

Bekele's fiancee dies in training updated: Tue Jan 04 2005 14:27:00

Ethiopia's Olympic 10,000m champion Kenenisa Bekele was hit by tragedy on Tuesday when his fiancee Alem Techale died of a heart attack it was reported on the IAAF website.

Bekele dominates in Spanish openerupdated: Sun Dec 19 2004 16:40:00

Ethiopia's Kenenisa Bekele, winner for the last three years of both the short and long events at the World Cross Country Championship, opened his winter campaign with a victory at the prestigious Venta de Banos race in Spain on Sunday.

El Guerrouj secures double triumphupdated: Sat Aug 28 2004 14:55:00

Hicham El Guerrouj completed an historic Olympic 1,500-5,000 meters double after a battle royal with Kenenisa Bekele.

Bekele ends reign of Gebrselassieupdated: Fri Aug 20 2004 16:41:00

Ethiopia's Kenenisa Bekele sealed his reputation as both the present and future of long-distance running when he won the Olympic men's 10,000 meters, leaving his mentor Haile Gebrselassie to finish fifth.

World 5000m record for Abeylegasseupdated: Fri Jun 11 2004 16:21:00

Elvan Abeylegasse, formerly of Ethiopia but now running for Turkey, broke the seven-year-old women's world 5,000 meters record at the Bergen Golden League meeting in Norway on Friday.

Bekele topples world 5000m recordupdated: Mon May 31 2004 14:19:00

Ethiopia's Kenenisa Bekele set a men's 5,000 meters world record of 12 minutes 37.35 seconds at Hengelo, in the Netherlands.

Another title for Ethiopian Bekeleupdated: Sat Mar 20 2004 07:53:00

Ethiopian distance runner Kenenisa Bekele won his third straight men's short race world title at the World Cross Country championships in Brussels on Saturday.

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